In the historic center of the ancient city of Toledo, Spain, sitting above the plains of Castilla La Mancha, a shop called Artesanía Tradicional Toledana features artisanal practitioners like Óscar Martin. The shop and its artists keep ancient crafts alive despite industrialization and offer workshops to further the old ways.
In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar, leader of the Medellín Cartel, turned Comuna 13 into the cradle of hired assassins. Adolescents and young people found criminality associated with drug trafficking a means to social advancement.
The book fair became a playground for kids and fans where they see awesome characters from history to sci-fi movies. It also serves as a place for children to be amazed with new ways of learning
We started digging and other, impressive bones appeared. We found the arm bones - the most interesting anatomical parts of this dinosaur – in the very early days of excavation. We quickly realized our discovery was extremely important.
In the square, women sell coffee from carts made with supermarket trolleys and adapted baby strollers to mobilize sales.
The plaques of these historical sites don’t get enough protection. Besides being prone to vandalism and wear and tear, some were removed for urban development, or even stolen.
They see our braided hair, high-top hats, pleated skirts, and skateboards. It removes the focus from the ideas imposed upon us. I am no longer simply the cholita who works at camp or the cholita selling something somewhere. I am not the stay-at-home cholita. I am the cholita who skates, who falls, and who breaks her chains.
(Warning: Some images are disturbing) Every day, these Filipino photojournalists walk into protests, disaster areas, and uncharted grounds to deliver powerful images to the public. Yet, most of them lack compensation for their jobs.
The brothers take turns and dive into the deep waters of the toxic foam-covered Yamuna to find coins that people throw from the bridge, in the hope that their prayers will be answered.
Immediately after the attempted assassination, an estimated half a million people took to the streets in Buenos Aires. Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties called for "improved democratic coexistence" to strengthen democracy. President Fernández urged, "We can disagree, we can have deep disagreements, but hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no chance of violence coexisting with democracy."
In San Salvador's downtown district, you often see female vendors in the streets. They make up what is known as the informal employment sector. Men in this sector remain much less visible, often hidden in corners and back streets.
Traveling along a road in El Salvador with Don Jenaro Ramirez, a man with dark hair and native Salvadoran features, a large volcanic chain can be seen looming above. At 29, he calls the area, “quiet, nice, and touristy,” but he also recalls the earthquakes and landslides of 1982, where vegetable growers who lived along the base died underground.
An amazing opportunity came to me to travel Marawi. I was sent to share my experience in art with the children there, after a battle took place in the region. In their eyes, I saw the fear of war. With a little bit of knowledge, I came in and swept away that fear.
Toledo is recognized as one of the primary historical locations for the forging of ancient swords in Spain. The Mariano Zamorano Factory continues the legacy using ancient techniques from the Spanish Empire.
Supporters of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez took to the streets of downtown Bogotá during the presidential inauguration on August 7, 2022.
Pride means claiming our rights at a time when they are also being called into question and when hate speech is increasing by large sectors of the population and politics.
Thousands of Filipinos including laborers, medical frontliners, educators, artists, freedom advocates, and citizens, marched in protest at State of the Nation address.
At home in El Salvador, a gang attacked me and my friends. They killed three of my best friends that day. In the shooting, a bullet struck made my legs, putting me in a wheelchair.
The Ni Una Menos movement highlights the lack of commitment on the part of the state to curb gender violence and femicides, as well as the treatment of justice in cases of disappeared or murdered persons.
I returned to Santa Isabel last year after not being there for nine months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. During that time, the snow-caps melted significantly. To see the caps nearly without snow triggered a sadness in me, knowing something I spent a lifetime studying may soon disappear.
This year's pride march in the Colombian capital of Bogotá held special importance, commemorating 40 years since the first gay pride march was held in the city.
While pedaling the stationary bike in Mexico, a 75-year-old man arrived with his grandson. He told me, “I couldn't bring you more than a kilo of beans because at home I only have two.” I felt relieved he could not see my eyes watering. Many times, I have witnessed that those who have the least, give the most.
At 45 years old, I wake up in the morning and have breakfast. Checking that I have everything I need in my folder, I head off to school. I board the city busy from my neighborhood of Belgrano and travel to the city center. Going back to high school as an adult at La Mocha Cellis gave me wings.
I have acted in 17 projects alongside celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, and Octavia Spencer. I spent an eight-hour day on a commercial shoot alongside Spider-Man actress Zendaya and modeled costumes for Black Panther 2.
Thousands of women took to the streets in Colombia on June 11, 2022 in support of the left-wing Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates in the upcoming election.
Whether under the scorching summer sun or in the cold winter wind, there is no other feeling like embracing the fertile environment. Nature has that ability to fill you with life. I feel a strong responsibility to respond to the environment by working with organic alternatives to grow crops without chemicals.
The mine was an unimaginable situation; the hammers and explosions created unbearable amounts of dust, all of which you breathed in. There was no water. When you came out, black dust coated you completely.
If Francia Márquez wins alongside far-left presidential candidate Gustavo Petro in the presidential election on May 29, she will be the country’s first Black vice president.
The hurricane had brought us a day so magnificent it felt apocalyptic. As the huge, ominous storms poured down on the cholla cactus and the mountains, we saw funnels building and dropping, downbursts of fierce rain, lightning bolts striking. Our cameras never stopped clicking.
The hardest thing about living in the countryside is the dedication required in terms of time and money. It is hard to go into debt in order to be able to buy all the supplies a crop requires, but many small farmers like me have no other alternative.
Community members gathered on Buffalo’s East Side on May 17 to honor the lives lost in the recent mass shooting at the neighborhood’s Tops Friendly Market grocery store.
On May 1, more than 4,000 people from diverse social and political groups marched through the streets of Bogotá to mark International Labor Day.
The fertile hills of northern and western El Salvador produce most crops. In departments like Chalatenango, Sonsonate and Santa Ana, highways cut through miles of corn, coffee, rice, sugarcane, and vegetable fields. Coffee, "red gold," is the country’s largest cash crop.
I used to beg for work, but my new skills give me courage and satisfaction with my life. I enjoy what I do—my hands are my instrument.
In Argentina, various social and political groups, advocacy organizations, indigenous communities, and individuals mobilized to protest for better environmental protections and actions from the government.
I wanted to spread the word about what we had found on our tandem bicycle. I wanted to share our newfound connection, my son's confidence, this inclusive sport that welcomed all, regardless of disability. Thus, Empujando Límites (Pushing Limits) was born.
Guillermo Marroquín compares the loroco with a rose; it flourishes with a woman’s light touch versus that of a man.
We have endured many days eating only lentils and rice. To evade the cold, we sleep piled up, like pigs, under plastic. The children often wake up crying.
Around 100 activists, students and community members gathered outside Vancouver City Hall on Friday, March 25 to protest the construction of an oil pipeline within 100 meters of Burnaby Mountain Secondary School.
Members of feminist organizations and social groups in several cities in Colombia went out to march on March 8, in commemoration of International Women's Day.
Demonstrators and activists for the decriminalization of abortion filled the street in front of the courthouse in Bogotá in celebration on Feb. 22, 2022, one day after the Colombian Constitutional Court legalized abortion up to the 24th week of pregnancy.
When I made the decision to stay on this land, I did so with the conviction that it would only be with the mission and purpose of being a bridge between travelers and the indigenous communities of this territory.
The protest had an increased urgency, as that very issue is due to be settled in Colombian Constitutional Court in the coming months.
See the National Strike in Colombia 2021 from the ground as it was happening
My goal is to beat the youth world record of the 500 meters this year.
The top of Mount Everest was just 100 meters before us when the Sherpa behind me tapped me on the shoulder. Time to turn back, he told me, and I agreed.
This is our fight, that of brave women, those of us who dare to unite to go out to the streets to fight for our rights, which we have not had until now.